ARTICLE 1: COMPETITIVE EXHIBITIONS
In accordance with Article 1.4 of the General Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits at FIP Exhibitions (GREV), these Special Regulations have been developed to supplement those principles with regard to thematic exhibits.
They are explained in the Guidelines to these Special Regulations.
ARTICLE 2: COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS
A thematic exhibit develops a theme according to a plan, as defined under 3.2.1, demonstrating thematic and philatelic knowledge through the items chosen. Such knowledge should result in the best possible selection and arrangement of the material and the accuracy of the relevant thematic and philatelic text.
ARTICLE 3: PRINCIPLES OF EXHIBIT COMPOSITION
3.1 APPROPRIATE PHILATELIC MATERIAL
3.1.1. A thematic exhibit uses the widest range of appropriate postal-philatelic material (ref. GREV Art 3.2).
3.1.2. Each item must be connected to the chosen theme and present its thematic information in the clearest and most effective way.
3.2. THEMATIC TREATMENT
The treatment of a thematic exhibit comprises the structure of the work (title and plan) and the elaboration of each point of that structure (development).
3.2.1 Title and Plan
The title with any subtitle defines the scope of the exhibit.
The plan defines the structure of the exhibit and its subdivisions and covers all major aspects relevant to the title. It should be entirely structured according to thematic criteria. The order of the main chapters and their subdivisions should demonstrate the development of the plan rather than list its main aspects.
The title and the plan must be presented on a page at the beginning of the exhibit, written in one of the official FIP languages.
The development means the elaboration of the theme in depth, aiming to achieve an arrangement of the material fully compliant with the plan.
The elaboration utilises only the thematic information, postally authorised, available from:
Such elaboration requires:
Innovation is shown by the
Innovation may refer to all components of Treatment.
3.3 QUALIFICATION OF PHILATELIC MATERIAL
The connection between the philatelic material and the theme must be clearly demonstrated, when it is not obvious.
ARTICLE 4: CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
The general criteria, as specified in GREV Art. 4, are adapted to the peculiarities of the thematic class.
4.1. Thematic Treatment
Treatment will be evaluated according to the title and the plan, the development, and the innovation shown in the exhibit.
4.1.1. The title and the plan will be evaluated considering the:
4.1.2. The development will be evaluated considering the:
4.1.3.Innovation will be evaluated according to Art. 3.2.3.
4.2. Knowledge, Personal Study and Research
The criterion for Knowledge, Personal Study and Research requires the evaluation of the thematic and philatelic aspects of the exhibit.
4.2.1 Thematic Knowledge, and its related Personal Study and Research will be evaluated considering the
4.2.2 Philatelic Knowledge, Personal Study and Research will be evaluated considering the
4.3 Condition and Rarity
The criteria of "Condition and Rarity" require an evaluation of the quality of the displayed material considering the standard of the material that exists for the chosen subject, the rarity and the relative difficulty of acquisition of the selected material.
The criterion of "Presentation” requires an evaluation of the clarity of display, the text as well as the overall aesthetic balance of the exhibit.
ARTICLE 5: JUDGING OF EXHIBITS
5.1. Thematic exhibits will be judged by the approved specialists in their respective field and in accordance with the section V, Art. 31 to 46, of the GREX (ref.: GREV, Art. 5.1).
5.2. For thematic exhibits, the
following relative terms are presented to lead the Jury to a
balanced evaluation (ref.: GREV, Art. 5.3).
ARTICLE 6: CONCLUDING PROVISIONS
6.1 In the event of any discrepancies in the text arising from translation, the English text shall prevail.
6.2 The Special
Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Thematic Exhibits at
FIP Exhibitions (SREV) were approved at the 66th FIP Congress on
October 14, 2000 in Madrid. They take effect immediately following
closure of Congress.